Sunday, September 30, 2012
A Beach Boy original, Mike Love, the Wilson cousin, always appeared to many as the least talented member, but their front man nonetheless. When I would hear criticism of Love from friends, I defended him in a way, saying, even though he had a creepiness factor to him, he was clearly part of their sound. While I say this, Brian Wilson has been the man behind all of their sound. The wonderkind, the musical god, the genius behind it all.
Well, look what Love went and did this past weekend - supposedly fired Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, two other original Beach Boys. Apparently he has legal rights to the BB name and can choose who does or does not play under it. Nobody fires Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. Nobody.
Especially an asshat like Mike Love.
Well to hell with him, douche bag.
No one should go see Love and "The Beach Boys." Because they are no longer.
He is an obvious idiot and it is a damn shame, and an embarrassment, that the Beach Boys have ended this way.
Thanks a million Mike Love.
No surprise there.
There is a petition going around encouraging Love to come to his senses:
* To: Mike Love,
In order to preserve the validity of "The Beach Boys" as a whole, and not as a "money saving, stripped down version" that only contains 1 original member, and 1 member that joined in 1965, we ask you to re-instate the 3 other members to the touring group for your final years performing.
It's the right thing to do, and it's what the fans want!
More on the fiasco here, here,